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High School Sports

  • IL soccer tops in AA state poll

    Indian Land High girls soccer coach Mark Bonda, in 10 years with the Lady Warriors program, has seen it grow, with an all-time high this week.
    The Lady Warriors, 18-1, are No. 1 in Class AA girls soccer for the first time in school history.
    “We want to play the best teams in the state and make a name for ourselves,” said Bonda, who is in his ninth season as head coach with a 122-52-6 record. “We are starting to get some recognition for some of our success.

  • Jackets’ Moser to wrestle at Coker

    One couldn’t blame Buford High School wrestling coach Garrett Plyler for having some mixed emotions Monday afternoon in the BHS conference room.
    Plyler, with star senior grappler Scotti Moser signing with Coker College in Hartsville to wrestle for the Cobras, is losing a little more than an ace athlete.
    “The biggest attribute the Coker College wrestling program is getting in Scotti is an outstanding leader,” Plyler said. “Scotti was a great leader for us on and off the mat.

  • Bundy hopeful of BHS strong finish

    The Buford High boys soccer team is 5-10 on the season, but BHS veteran coach John Bundy is confident the Jackets can have a solid finish.
    BHS, 2-2 in region play, went 1-3 in the Bryan Ostrower Soccer Showcase, which counts on the regular-season record, to open the 2016 season.
    “Our losses were to Class AAAA powerhouses J.L. Mann and Nation Ford and Class AAA South Pointe,” Bundy said. “Our win was against Governor’s School.”

  • AJ’s Ussery signs with Limestone

    KERSHAW – Brantley Ussery is leaping into college track, landing solidly at Limestone College.
    The Andrew Jackson High School ace senior high jumper is taking her track skills to LC after signing with the Saints in the AJ High media center on Monday.
    Ussery said after her visit to the Gaffney school, she was high on spending her college career at the NCAA Div. II school which competes in the Conference Carolinas.

  • LHS girls win track meet

    The Lancaster High girls prevailed in a seven-team meet, topping the field with 159 points at Buford High School on April 5.

    The Lady Bruins were followed by host Buford and Cheraw, who tied for second with 89 points each.

    Metrolina Christian Academy was third with 87 points. Central, with 54.5 points, was fifth and followed by McBee (32.5) and Great Falls (18).

    In the boys meet, Central led the way with 127 points and was followed by Lancaster with 124.

  • Cauthen’s homer lifts AJ Volunteers

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured a non-region baseball win in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night at AJ.

    The Vols’ John Cauthen opened the AJ seventh inning, smashing a first-pitch home run to lift AJ to a 6-5 win over Class A Lewisville High School.

    Lewisville entered the game as the sixth-ranked team in Class A baseball.

  • Running for Ryan is Saturday

    A highlight of the Lancaster County high school track season – the annual Running for Ryan – is Saturday at the Lancaster High School track.

    The 2016 Running for Ryan, in its 10th year, includes a county track meet featuring all four county high schools at 10 a.m.

  • Jackets edge Bruins, 8-7

    Buford rallied in dramatic fashion to top Lancaster High School 8-7 in baseball action at Buford Park on Monday, April 11.

    The Jackets, 11-8 overall, 8-2 in Region IV-AA play, snapped a 7-all tie in the bottom of the seventh with a single run to top the visiting Bruins.

    Dylan Sistare opened the Yellow Jackets’ seventh inning with a triple to left center field.

  • AJ edges Cheraw in soccer win

    Andrew Jackson evened its high school boys soccer record at 5-5, including a 1-3 Region IV-AA mark, with the Volunteers’ first region win this season at the AJ stadium on Friday night, April 8.

    AJ, which fell to Cheraw, 3-2 earlier this season, rebounded to top the CHS Braves, 2-1 in penalty kicks.

    Cheraw broke on top with a penalty kick to gain a 1-0 lead in the match.

  • Vols golfers net revenge in sweep

    Andrew Jackson posted a links sweep of rivals Lancaster and Buford at the Kershaw Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon.
    The Volunteers, who dropped their lone loss to LHS last week, rebounded to shoot a 145 to top the Bruins, who shot a 155, and Buford High with a 162.
    Logan Sowell, the AJ senior golf ace, shot a three-under 33 to earn medalist honors for the Vols.
    Chandler Norville and Caleb Brown, headed to Spartanburg Methodist to play golf, each carded a 37. Mason Sowell shot a 38.